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Johnny189
17-07-2012, 13:40
Compared with treebeard, how big were the ents? I'm going to sculpt one but don't want ti too out of proportion.

Thanks

Peregrin
18-07-2012, 12:19
Sounds funny, but I think it really depended on what kind of tree they were emulating.

The bearded one
18-07-2012, 16:07
The size of a tree :p

Treebeard is also "just an ent", so all ents ought to be comparable in size, but some can be smaller (small trees), and others pretty damn long. Treebeard seems a good guideline in size to me.

Peregrin
19-07-2012, 11:12
Some artists have conceptualized some ents as being somewhat shorter than Treebeard but much wider, or taller and skinnier, etc. .... much like the differences you'd see in 'average' examples of different types of trees.

Karak Norn Clansman
19-07-2012, 12:50
The size of a tree :p

Treebeard is also "just an ent", so all ents ought to be comparable in size, but some can be smaller (small trees), and others pretty damn long. Treebeard seems a good guideline in size to me.
Yes, and GW should have remembered that all ent miniatures ought to be comparable in sculpting quality before releasing that joke of a plastic kit. :D

Verm1s
22-07-2012, 00:08
You made me go and look it up. Quotes from The Two Towers:

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They found they were looking a most extraordinary face. It belonged to a large Man-like, almost Troll-like, figure, at least fourteen foot high, very sturdy, with a tall head, and hardly any neck. Whether it was clad in stuff like green and grey bark, or whether that was it's hide, was difficult to say. At any rate the arms, at a short distance from the trunk, were not wrinkled, but covered with a brown smooth skin. The large feet had seven toes each. The lower part of the long face was covered with a sweeping grey beard, bushy, almost twiggy at the roots, thin and mossy at the ends. But at the moment the hobbits noted little but the eyes. These deep eyes were now surveying them, slow and solemn, but very penetrating. They were brown, shot with a green light.

- pg 452

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Several Ents had already arrived. More were coming in down the other paths, and some were now following Treebeard. As they drew near the hobbits gazed at them. They had expected to see a number of creatures as much like Treebeard as one hobbit is like another (at any rate to a stranger's eye); and they were very much surprised to see nothing of the kind. The Ents were as different from one another as trees from trees: some as different as one tree is from another of the same name but quite different growth and history; and some as different as one tree-kind from another, as birch from beech, oak from fir. There were a few older Ents, bearded and gnarled like hale but ancient trees (though none looked as ancient as Treebeard); and there were tall strong Ents, clean-limbed and smooth-skinned like forest-trees in their prime; but there were no young Ents, no saplings. Altogether there were about two dozen standing on the wide grassy floor of the dingle, and as many more were marching in.
At first Merry and Pippin were struck chiefly by the variety that they saw: the many shapes, and colours, the differences in girth, and height, and length of leg and arm; and in the number of toes and fingers (anything from three to nine). A few seemed more or less related to Treebeard, and reminded them of beech-trees or oaks. But there were other kinds. Some recalled the chestnut: brown-skinned Ents with large splayfingered hands, and short thick legs. Some recalled the ash: tall straight grey Ents with many-fingered hands and long legs; some the fir (the tallest Ents), and others the birch, the rowan, and the linden. But when the Ents all gathered round Treebeard, bowing their heads slightly, murmuring in their slow musical voices, and looking long and intently at the strangers, then the hobbits saw that they were all of the same kindred, and all had the same eyes: not all so old or so deep as Treebeard's, but all with the same slow, steady, thoughtful expression, and the same green flicker.

- pg 468-469

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Bregalad stood for some time surveying the hobbits solemnly; and they looked at him, wondering when he would show any signs of 'hastiness'. He was tall, and seemed to be one of the younger Ents; he had smooth shining skin on his arms and legs; his lips were ruddy, and his hair was grey-green... Whenever he saw a rowan-tree he halted for a while with his arms stretched out, and sang, and swayed as he sang.

- pg 471

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Tolkien liked trees. Can you tell?


Yes, and GW should have remembered that all ent miniatures ought to be comparable in sculpting quality before releasing that joke of a plastic kit. :D

:D

Sniffles23
27-07-2012, 10:09
Good finds Verm1s!

Verm1s
03-08-2012, 10:05
What was it the guy from Lake Placid said? They conceal information like that in books. :angel: :D